Friday, January 31, 2014

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Favorites Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Favorites Giveaway Hop!

For this hop, I'm giving away a FAVORITE!

When I think of favorites, my FAVORITE author comes to mind!

I have never read one of her books and been disappointed.

So, I'm giving away an eBook for ANY of her current books.

That includes anything as J. Lynn that is currently available.

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Tempting the Best Man
Tempting the Player
Wait for You
Be with Me

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Falling for her Soldier by Ophelia London ~ Review

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Title: Falling For Her Soldier: A Perfect Kisses Novel (Perfect Kisses #3) by Ophelia London
Age group:Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Release Date: January 13, 2014

Book Description:

She fell for the nice guy, but will she fall for the real guy?
Ex-ballerina Ellie Bell has twenty-four days left until her self-imposed man-less year is up. No more falling for the wrong kind of guy—charming, sexy, bad. Why can’t she find someone sweet like Charlie Johansson, her soldier pen pal? His e-mails meant the world to her, and she can’t stop thinking about him…until she meets Hunter, whose muscles and cocky smile threaten to have her relapsing.

Before Charlie “Big Game Hunter” Johansson’s last tour of duty, he’d gone through women like crazy. But after connecting on a real, emotional level via letters with his best friend’s sister, Charlie’s ready for a relationship—with Ellie Bell. But then her brother introduces him as Hunter. Proving he’s no longer a player by becoming Ellie’s dance partner for an Army benefit seems like it could convince both siblings he’s changed, but the harder he falls for Ellie, the harder it is to come clean. Can he convince her to fall for the real him before it’s too late?

Check out my giveaway for an eBook copy here.

Source:  Received an eBook from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

My Thoughts:

4 stars - Great bliss romance

First Impression...I liked the idea of these two having an online relationship before they met.  I was interested to see how that would play out with the deception mixed in.

The Story...I was drawn in quickly and I wanted to read it straight through.  Ellie hasn't had the best experiences with guys so she on a break - a year long break.  The problem is the emails from Charlie.  He saved her brother, Sam, and made a huge difference for her while she waited for Sam to get home.  But the introduction was all wrong.  He was surprised to meet her when he did and didn't react when Sam introduced him by his nickname.  He spends a lot of time stressed and guilty about not setting her straight right away.  While I'm not one for lying, Charlie didn't do it on purpose and there was a little man code with Sam to deal with as well.  I easily forgave him his mistake.  Besides, it made for a very interesting story.

The Characters...Loved Charlie.  He's been a player and can't quite loose that image but his last mission effected him more than he wants to admit.  I loved that he was very much aware of what he would do if he was still being "Hunter" and how he resisted it.  Yes, we do get about half the story from his point of view.  I enjoyed that.  I like Ellie too.  Her one year without guys was a bit out there but if goals work for ya, then more power to ya.

The Writing...I enjoyed the writing.  This was my first Ophelia London book but it won't be my last.  I enjoyed her style.  It was sweet romance and I really enjoyed it.

Could I Put It Down...Didn't want to.

In The End... Great bliss romance.


(1) Perfect Kisses series print copy set - US only
(1) Print copy Falling for Her Soldier - US only
(2) Falling for Her Soldier ebooks - INT

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About the author:

Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she's lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters in the books she writes. Ophelia is the author of DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE, ABBY ROAD, the Perfect Kisses series including: PLAYING AT LOVE, SPEAKING OF LOVE, and FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER (coming Jan 2014). Visit her at But don't call when The Vampire Diaries is on.

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It's been an exciting month on Stuck In Books.  Check this out...

I'm so excited to share this last one with ya.  Hope you have enjoyed the MONTH of Giveaways.  

This one is for a pre-order for a book from my FAVORITE AUTHOR!

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend. 

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash. 

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn't just buried deep inside of Sam's memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cover Reveal ~ Retribution (The Artemis Series, #1) by Virgina Brasch

Today is the cover reveal for Retribution (The Artemis series #1) by Virginia Brasch!

Retribution (The Artemis series #1)
by Virginia Brasch
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 10


An eye for an eye. Bailey Russell is an assassin on an Artemis Agency assignment that is both business and personal: take out Amir Fahad, the arms dealer, who killed her partner. Sheís put together an ideal plan that includes using herself as bait. Grieving the loss of her former partner and her teamís faith in her she vows the only way this mission ends is in death: hers or Fahadís.

A dangerous web they weave. British Intelligence Operative, Ben Ambrose, is married to his job. And for the past three months that has meant living undercover as part of Fahadís crew. Three monthís work blown when he feels compelled to risk his life to protect Bailey and her friends from Fahadís men.

The best laid plans. Baileyís plan ruined. Benís cover blown. Their entire professional lives consist of lies and subterfuge, but thereís one thing Bailey and Ben canít hide from each other, their growing attraction. Still, each wants to complete their mission at all costs: personal and professional.

Paybackís a bitch and this time her name is Bailey.

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"Well," Bailey smacked her hands down on her thighs. "I'm beat." She looked around the plain room and avoided meeting his eyes.

Ben stood from his chair and scooped up his bag as he moved toward her. "Me, too." He dropped the bag next to the bed, pulled one gun out, and sat next to her on the cot.

Bailey shot him an odd look. "What are you doing?"

He leaned back, brushing her arm as he did so, and pulled his long legs up, maneuvering them around her until he lay flat on the cot. He moved close to the wall.

"We should sleep if we have the time, and apparently, with your team running things, we have the time," he teased.

He was practically taking up the entire bed, leaving only the space where Bailey was currently sitting. Her face looked so furious he wanted to laugh.

She turned on him. "Well, since I did all the heavy lifting this evening I think I should get the bed," she said.

Ben let out a snort. "I carried that guy, too." He patted the small space next to him. "But I can share if it means that much to you," he said with a grin.

She shot off the bed lightning fast, standing straight up, and staring down at him with her mouth slightly agape. She got his full meaning all right.

He still didn't trust her at all, that was the truth, but he was game for getting some things out of the way and off his mind once and for all.

She was a distraction. He found himself thinking about her, looking at her, when his thoughts should be elsewhere. If he could have her now, satiate his growing need of her and be done with it, then heíd be able to focus. Heíd be able to take a step back and see something other than her.

He slid his gun under his pillow and caught her eyes again. She looked hot when she was angry. Her face was flushed, her eyes were wide, and she was breathing hard, trying to regain some composure. She was fuming mad.

She was strong; she dragged a buck seventy-five of dead weight over sand. But Ben couldn't shake the idea that she'd feel warm and soft anyway. She was lean but curved in all the right places just the same. He locked eyes with her, and his slow perusal of her body only seemed to infuriate her more.
"Get out of my bed," she bit out.

Ben lay on his back, but his eyes were very much on Bailey, the gun under his pillow still held firmly in his grasp. He looked casual as if his head was resting on his bicep, but he was still at the ready. "I'm tired and going to sleep now."

"That's it." Bailey stood and grabbed up the second gun from his bag.

Ben never turned. "Drop it now." His deep voice was quiet.

"Absolutely not." Bailey moved to sit in the chair he had abandoned. Her finger pointed accusingly at him. "You've got one on me, and I figure it's only fair."

"I don't believe in fair," Ben said with deadpan honesty.

She loudly slid the table closer to her, scraping the floor, and propped her legs up on it trying to find a comfortable position. She waved his gun back at him with a smile. "Neither do I."

He turned only his head to look at her. "You pinch my gun and expect me to be okay with it?" His quiet voice and narrow eyes pinned her. "Fuckin' hell."

Everything had to be a fight with her! She even had his accent slipping he was so fed up. Princess is too good to share a damn bed? Or more specifically too good to share his bed? Then she took one of his guns. She probably can't even hold the thing more than a few minutes. He was sure she was used to her little toy weapons and not that big piece of steel, dwarfing her hand.

She lounged back awkwardly on the chair with the table under her feet. It looked uncomfortable. Yet, that stubborn arse was sitting there practically smiling, pretending to be happy as a pig in shit.
She cracked one eye at him. "Cheers mate," she shouted mockingly.

He moved his calloused thumb silently up, sliding the safety of his gun up with a soft metallic click. The quiet yet distinctive sound surprised him from his thoughts. Thoughts of regret. He should have shot her when he had the chance, free and clean. Done. His hand and mind were of an accord before he was even aware of thinking it.

And he was right; the gun was far too big for her hand. He watched her reach for the safety with her thumb and fall short before having to do it two handed. "Oh, my God." Ben spoke the words in genuine disbelief.

"What?" She yelled across the small space.

He wasn't sure what to make of this, but he had an increasing urge to laugh at her. "First time you've ever had anything that big in your hands, eh?" She dropped her head down on the back of the chair as if going to sleep now. "You're disgusting," she mumbled. Ben let out a contented sigh from the bed. "I wouldn't feel too bad, sweetheart. It's a lot to handle. You just need practice." "One more word, English, and I'll shoot you."

About the Author:
Virginia Brasch, author of Retribution, the first book in the Artemis Series is making her writing debut. The married Pennsylvania native has an inherited love of books. Virginia was tired of reading stories about helpless damsels in distress and started writing about her own kind of heroine.

She snorts when she laughs, has an unfortunate fondness for karaoke, a growing collection of books, and is drawn always to the sea. She was also once hit in the head by a small sailboatís boom and tossed overboard. This taught her the importance of expecting the unexpected. She enjoys dirty jokes and swears like a sailor though claims to be ì****ing working on it.î

Virginia is an adventurer who lives a wildly exciting life. Afraid to fly, she travels infrequently. She gets excited to spend a night in reading or snuggle up watching a movie with her husband. She likes hanging out with her mom or tentatively venturing out with girlfriends, lured by promises of wine and laughing until it hurts.

ìLife is short. Have fun while youíre here.î

She writes suspense with a romantic kick and fully believes heroines should be a bit brash. For more romantic suspense fun, or just for a chat, you can find Virginia on twitter (@Virginia_Brasch), Facebook(, and her website ( She encourages readers to go ahead and be a little bit Brasch.

You can find and contact Virginia here:
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Puzzle Piece Cover Reveal ~ Five Ways To Fall by K.A. Tucker

 Here's my piece of the puzzle...


Sometimes you can’t change—and sometimes you just don’t want to. Discover Ben’s side of the story in this fourth novel by the beloved, top-selling indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths, One Tiny Lie, and Four Seconds to Lose.

Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she’s made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it’s time for a change. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well…aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. Thank God she can get on a plane and leave that mistake behind her.

Football scholarship and frat parties with hot chicks? Part of charmer Ben Morris’s plan. Blown knee that kills any hope of a professional football career? So not part of the plan. Luckily Ben has brains to go with his knockout looks and magnetism. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny’s Palace, he’s ready to lead a more mature life—until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun. The one he hasn’t stopped thinking about.

If Ben truly were a smart guy, he’d stay clear of Reese. She’s the boss’s stepdaughter and it’s been made very clear that office romances are grounds for dismissal. Plus, rumor has it she’s trouble. The only problem is, he likes trouble, especially when it’s so good-looking…

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Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.!/K.A.Tucker.Author?fref=ts

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